© Jessica Prescott

Smoky Adobo Lentil Tacos from Jessica Prescott

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4 people
20 min.
45 min.
15 €


  • For the lentils:
  • 1C french green lentils
  • 1 tin diced tomatoes
  • 1Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1.5 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 3 chipotles in adobo sauce, plus the sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • A large handful of coriander (optional)
  • For the rest of the tacos:
  • You can really use whatever you like, but I have used:
  • 12 Soft shell tacos
  • 1 small red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 3 ripe avocadoes, cut into quarters
  • 1C corn kernels
  • Cashew cream – see recipe here or below
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Pomegranate arils
  • Coriander
  • Lime
  • For the cashew cream (makes 1 cup)
  • 100g raw cashews


  • 1
    –Place the lentils in a medium-large pot with two cups of water.
  • 2
    Bring to a boil and then add the remaining lentil ingredients. Once boiling again, lower to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, until the lentils are easily squished when pressed against the side of the pot with the back of a spoon.
  • 3
    Once cooked, finely chop the coriander and stir this through (if using). The lentils can be eaten immediately or left for a few days and reheated as needed.
  • 4
    Heat the tacos and then fill each one with about 1/4 of a cup of shredded cabbage, 2-3 tablespoons of lentils, 1/4 of an avocado and 2 tablespoons of corn kernels.
  • 5
    Garnish with cashew cream, black sesame seeds, pomegranate arils and additional coriander and squeeze some fresh lime over top before eating.
  • 6
    Alternatively, fill them with whatever other yummy things you like to put in tacos.
  • 7
    For the cashew cream:
  • 8
    Soak the cashews overnight or boil in water for 15minutes to soften
  • 9
    Drain the cashews and place in a blending receptacle.
  • 10
    Pour enough water in the receptacle so that cashews are just covered (it’s ok if a few little bits are sticking out the top) and then blend until smooth
  • 11
    You can keep it thick and spoon it onto your tacos, or add a little more water to get it more runny and drizzle it over them.

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